Enabling Change

Enabling you to
change the world

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Most popular workshops

Changeology
The practice of project design for change

The complete toolset for devising behaviour change projects, including innovation skills, buzz-making, and lots of inspiring examples. Plus plenty of stimulating conversations and great company. Really engage a community in change. Venues, details. Book a place.

Facilitate with Confidence
Facilitate any gathering with skill and authority

Lay a solid foundation for facilitating meetings and workshops in any context.
Venues, details. Book a place.

Engagement LAB
Making community engagement irresistible

Inspirations, tools and techniques to create projects your community will postively want to participate in.. Venues, details. Book a place.

New resources for change makers

How to instruct a brainstorm
Brainstorming is one of the most important things we do. Here's a word-by-word script that builds in the good things we need to think about to get the most out of a gathering of minds.
Here's the script.

The interventionists' first tool
Mismatching the style of intervention and the situation you face is the cause of failure, waste and, sometimes, catastrophe. Which class of intervention matches your situation?
Situation Diagnosis Tool.

Outcomes, objectives, blah blah...
The terminology of project design is life-drainingly managerial and colourless. Here is a suite of more self-explanatory terms.
The language of project design.

"Seriously, friends, we need to talk."
There's a problem with the way we design change projects: "Change Project Management 101" is holding us back. There's a better way.
Why "Surprise yourself!" is the missing magic.

Comfy Zone Diagnostic Tool
Decisions, decisions, and so much to think about! This simple tool reminds project designers about the full range of behaviour change strategies available to them and when they should be used.
Download the tool (152k PDF).

Les explains the key ideas in Changeology
in this succinct interview with Rob Hopkins of the UK Transition Network.

Les shows how to use the awesome "If not, then what?" method
It's a way to generate a host of convention-busting ideas amazingly quickly. From the fun session at the North East Landcare Forum 2013.

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How to change a system

Here are 18 ways to change any system, with strategies ranging from weak to strong, inspired by the work of Donella Meadows.

18 Leverage Points.

Real-time project-based coaching

Get Les!

Change the world in your own time, with Les Robinson as your friendly coach, using the complete Changeology SELF-DRIVE online project development toolset.
Full details.

Most read articles

The problem with Social Marketing - why you can't sell change like soap
This paper presents a critique of Social Marketing. Why the answer to "wicked" problems requires different approaches. The paper. (140k PDF)

Enabling Change: the process and the theory
Here is the step-by-step methodology and the theoretical background to the Enabling Change method of program design.
The Enabling Change process (260k PDF)
5 Doors Theory (147k PDF). 5 Doors diagram (12k PDF).

Introduction to the Diffusion of Innovations
A succinct introduction to the model of change that focuses on innovation design, viral communications, and satisfying the needs of users. Download (259k PDF)
[This article is very popular. It gets downloaded about 4,000 times a month.]

Changeology, the book

“An enjoyable, inspiring crash course in social change thinking.”

What it's all about.
And where to get it.

“I help teams and organisations to...

SOLVE PUZZLES
I sit down with you to devise 'long fix' solutions to tricky social, health and environmental challenges.
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CULTIVATE THE WISDOM OF GROUPS
I facilitate the collective brilliance of teams, workshops, and conferences.
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GEAR UP YOUR TEAM
I expand people's skills in change management, facilitation, innovation and change thinking.
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MAKE CHOICES EASY
I provide lots of labour-saving tools to improve decision-making.
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- Les Robinson

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